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Donald Trump Allegedly Said Americans Who Died in War Are 'Losers,' Joe Biden Reacts

Donald Trump Allegedly Said Americans Who Died in War Are 'Losers,' Joe Biden Reacts

New reports are claiming that President Trump has said that American soldiers who died at war are “losers” and “suckers.”

The Atlantic says that during Trump‘s visit to Paris in 2018, he questioned why he should visit the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery. He reportedly told senior staff members, “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.”

More than 1,800 marines lost their lives in the World War I battle at Belleau Wood and Trump allegedly said they are “suckers” getting killed.

A senior Defense Department official confirmed the comments to the Associated Press. When the visit to the cemetery was canceled, the White House blamed bad weather as the reason.

Click inside to find out how both Trump and Biden reacted to this new report…

WHITE HOUSE RESPONSE

White House strategic communications director Alyssa Farah responded to the report by saying, “This report is patently false. President Trump holds the military in the highest regard. He’s demonstrated his commitment to them at every turn: delivering on his promise to give our troops a much needed pay raise, increasing military spending, signing critical veterans reforms, and supporting military spouses. These nameless anecdotes have no basis in fact and are offensive fiction.”

JOE BIDEN RESPONSE

Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, released the following statement:

If the revelations in today’s Atlantic article are true, then they are yet another marker of how deeply President Trump and I disagree about the role of the President of the United States. I have long said that, as a nation, we have many obligations, but we only have one truly sacred obligation — to prepare and equip those we send into harm’s way, and to care for them and their families, both while they are deployed and after they return home. That’s the foundation of what Jill and I believe. It’s why we’ve always prioritized the health and well-being of our service members, veterans, and military families. We’ve visited troops coming home wounded in Walter Reed. We’ve hosted wounded veterans in our home to share a Thanksgiving meal. And, as the proud parents of a son who served in Iraq, we’ve made supporting military spouses, caregivers, and children a focus of our service.

Generations of American troops have shed blood around the world in defense of our freedoms and to protect U.S. vital interests. From the frontlines of our own Revolution to Belleau Wood to the Normandy beaches to the mountains of Afghanistan, the sacrifice and bravery of our troops and their willingness to serve our nation should be honored. Duty, honor, country — those are the values that drive our service members. Those are the values that have formed the core of America’s defense for centuries. And if I have the honor of serving as the next commander in chief, I will ensure that our American heroes know that I will have their back and honor their sacrifice — always.

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